Planning Meeting 2 March, 2009


Minutes of a Planning Committee Meeting held on Monday, 2nd March at the Parish Office, 28 Station Road at 7.15pm.
Present: Cllrs. M. Sherwen (Chairman), V. Barrett, R. Gatward, J. Guest, D. Hardingham, M. Linnette and D. Mowatt.

In Attendance: The Clerk

579/08 Apologies for Absence: Cllrs. C. Purbrook and R. Wakerley.
580/08 Declaration of Interests: None
581/08 Minutes of the meeting held on 16th February, 2009:

It was proposed by Cllr. Barrett and seconded by Cllr. Guest that the minutes of 16th February 2009 should be signed as a true record.

582/08 Matters Arising:

(a) Item 542/08(b) (White House Farm) Cllr. Guest reported that she had spoken to the Enforcement Officer, Mr Swain who was having a meeting with Planning on this subject as he was new to the job and needed to know more information on the background to the case.

583/08 Parish Facilities:

Cllrs. Barrett, Guest and Hardingham along with Morag Hutcheon and 15 youths had a visit to the Conservation Site to see what the youth thought of the site in terms of the BMX Trails and how much of the land they thought they would need. The Youth were very happy with the site and would like the entire site. They would be very keen for people to go up there and watch them ride the bikes and perform the stunts.
There was discussion of where the boundaries to the site are. Cllr. Gatward told the meeting that the boundaries were marked by the fence.
Cllr. Sherwen said that car parking needs to be taken into consideration.
There is to be a site meeting held on Tuesday 10th March at 5.00pm to define the boundaries. The Clerk is to inform all Councillors by e-mail of the date, time and purpose of this meeting.
Cllr. Gatward reminded the meeting that the gate to the Conservation Site would need to be left open when the site was being used by the Youth, for emergency services to gain access.

584/08 Police site in centre of village:

Cllr. Mowatt would like to organise discussions on this matter with Hundred Houses Society as soon as possible.

585/08 Notifications and Planning Consultation Documents:

(a) There were no Notifications or Planning Consultations received.

586/08 Planning Applications:

(a) Land to the East of 56 Medcalfe Way. Dwelling S/0169/09/RM. Recommend Approval with comments.
The Committee would prefer the drive access for No 56 was straightened to exit onto Trigg Way ie parallel to proposed parking access for new dwelling.

[As Cllr. Guest has had dealings with Planning at SCDC regarding the next item, she declared a prejudicial interest and took no further part in the discussion.]

(b) 71 High Street – Relocation of Multi Compressor Condensing Pack and 2 Coldroom Condensers (Retrospective), following Removal of 3 Condenser Units. S/0065/09/F. Recommend Approval
(c) 73 Orchard Road – Garage Conversion. S/0076/09/F Recommend Approval.
(d) There were no further planning applications received.

587/08 Correspondence:

(a) SCDC – South Cambridgeshire Local Development Framework – Supplementary Planning Documents Public Participation. Noted
(b) There was no further correspondence received.

588/08 Urgent Matters:

Cllr. Guest is to seek advice from SCDC with regard to the state of the garden at 53 High Street.
Cllr. Sherwen reported that the missing sign from the end of Sheep’s Head Row cottages had been replaced. The Clerk is to write to Mr Bellamy and thank him for undertaking the restoration of this sign.

There being no other business the Chairman closed the meeting at 8.22pm.

Welcome to Melbourn Parish Council